|[mn001] va - first - various|
the first release by -n has a sense of cohesiveness and maturity that many long-running labels never attain. the cohesiveness is provided by the constant of noise; the music is more brightly colored than the typical browns, blacks and greys than the notion of noise typically suggests. the use of noise as music is about breaking conceptions. a ghost of an echo can become musical and arrest us in a way a note from a guitar cannot...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Field Recordings; Soundscape; Experimental; Noise; Ambient; Techno; Minimal; Glitch; Electronica; Drone; Electronic
Downloads: 43,174 (1 review)
|[mn012] va - movin on - various|
we are all surrounded by layers of sounds. it does not matter if they are machine-generated noise or the ones of nature, but all of the sounds around us have their own unique tonalities and rhythms. while some just take them for granted, these artists here find them fascinating and construct music out of the pieces of the best moments of the sounds they encounter. scenes change, and so do sounds. whatever the scene you may be into now, this is something for you to listen to...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Experimental; Techno; Minimal; Glitch; Electronica; Electronic
|[mn010] irish - manufactures - irish|
e-mail interview with irish (by kengo miyazaki) 'manufactures' was released as a self-released cdr in 2003. we thought it was too good to vanish in the dark right after listening to it, so to share this nice piece of work with the public, we had decided to remaster it and re-release it here on -N. km: what motivated you to make this album and release it as a self-released cdr? irish: when i made and released this album, i was a member of the rock band, 'cap-d' and had opportunities to play with ...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Experimental; Noise; Techno; Minimal; Glitch; Electronica; Electronic
|[mn009] titan and yez - cancel, don't save, save - titan and yez|
what we have got here are some excerpts from intensive eight hour live improvisation by norwegian artists, titan and yez. they are rough and raw but absolutely real and beautiful with all the hiss, glitches, pops, distortion and even skips that are meant to be there for the aesthetics of noise - capturing the very essence of the jam session. we were afraid of losing the energy and passion that the rough mix or edit of the original session had by further editing, so we just took them as they were...
Keywords: Electronic; Electronica; Experimental; Noise; Glitch; Minimal; Techno
|[mn011] .at/on - prostir - .at/on|
release description by .at/on 'prostir,' ukrainian for dimension, was created with samples and vst instruments handmade with synthedit which are included in this release. they were triggered and manipulated with fruityloops, and the final mix was done in acid. 'prostir' was created to direct your attention to africa and to the third world: life expectancy is 77 years in g8 countries while it's only 48 years in africa...
Keywords: Electronic; Electronica; Experimental; Noise; Glitch; Minimal; Field Recordings; Soundscape; Found Sounds
Downloads: 23,872 (1 review)
|[mn006] dataman - the most famous heroes ep - dataman|
after a little break, -n comes back with 5 most famous heroes created by one of the most prolific figures in the netaudio community, dataman. to show our gratitude to dataman for providing us the most famous heroes, we've asked japanese flash artist, nomi to make an animation with 5 of the most famous aa (ascii art) characters loved on the most famous japanese bulletin board, '2 channel (it's read 'ni-channeru.').' they'll play the heroes for us...
Keywords: Experimental; Techno; House; Glitch; Electronic; Acid; Dance
Downloads: 21,802 (1 review)
|[mn005] coeval - distante - coeval|
track descriptions by j.c. blancas from coeval 'distante' is originally one improvisational work performed by coeval at sonar 2005. it was revised and then carefully divided into six parts in the studios for the release on -n. here are the descriptions of the tracks by j.c. blancas from coeval. we hope they will help you to understand and enjoy this beautiful piece of work fully. 01. reflexion en el conducto the sounds in this track are found sounds of the studio ..the sublow frequency sound is ...
Keywords: Field Recordings; Soundscape; Noise; Ambient; Experimental; Drone; Electronic
Downloads: 12,342 (2 reviews)
|[mn002] andrey kiritchenko - scatter stars - andrey kiritchenko|
-n returns with a solo effort by andrey kiritchenko, with a palette full of rhythms and textures of the spaces in, around and between us. the first track 'spreading comets' also kicked off our release last month - we now hear it in a more personal context. the melodies that seemed brooding just last month seem less sinister in the arc of the 4 tracks. rhythm returns us to a more familiar place before we embark away from the familiar...
Keywords: Soundscape; Experimental; Noise; Glitch; Drone; Electronic
Downloads: 10,090 (1 review)
|[mn004] g_n44f - 120_1 ep - g_n44f|
built around a running motif of crinkling, disparate bursts of spectral noise and fragmented sounds, proving once again that static can function as paint as well as thinner, this ep runs the gamut of being brittle and unyielding then wistful then mutably capricious, raising, thwarting and reworking expectations of what the music will actually do or where it will go. the music shifts so easily from humming, subterranean beats to flexible gumby rhythms with chirping, flying ninja melodic embellish...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental; Minimal; Glitch; Techno; Electronic
Downloads: 8,851 (1 review)
|[mn007] shalma- - second blur ep - shalma-|
these four tracks by shalma- allure and enchant by evoking multilayered, in-between states of mind. "pretension" is a leisurely paced track, whose hesitant and seemingly uncertain syncopation forms a backdrop to the undulation of its own background sounds: misty theremin-like tones that condense to water, crackling percussive notes, and vocal samples culled from disparate sources that appear periodically in the stereo field and lead one's attention to occasionally split in two...
|[mn003] lod - taskenti ep - lod|
e-mail interview with lod (by kengo miyazaki) km: this ep is very minimal and dark, yet i feel some kind of warmth in the melancholic context. what's the theme behind this ep? lod: that is totally right. even though it's a dark project, there is some light on it. i always try to make a balance with this contrast, and this time, it's a bit different since i have used some sounds from really fresh and organic brazilian sounds that interact with my usual - more industrial sounds...
Keywords: Techno; Minimal; Glitch; Electronic
|[mn008] masaya sasaki - picnic plan ep - masaya sasaki|
panic (picnic) plan what we do is always wrong, and when we realize it, it's usually already gone far and beyond our control. from the fragments of the faded daily life, from the 'broken pieces,' we try to play backwards the daily life to the starting point, but the result is always monstrously distorted and unstable. i'm always thinking of visionary sounds, sounds of some imaginary creatures or simply new sounds...
Keywords: Electronic; Electronica; Experimental; Noise; Sine Wave; Ambient; Glitch; Minimal; Techno